Tiyanjane Savings and Loan Group members in Mphaya Village, Traditional Authority Nkanda in Mulanje have commended Community Savings and Investment Promotion (Comsip) for improving their lives.
In an interview on Friday, the group’s secretary Elias Konana, who sells rice, said the members are able to buy household-items.
“I was struggling to feed my family and pay school fund for my children,” he said.
Mulanje District Council acting monitoring and evaluation officer Richard Anderson said he was pleased that many households were attaining financial stability.
“The council wishes to reduce poverty levels in the district,” he said.
On his part, Comsip ultra poor project manager Fred Kazombo said the project seeks to graduate social cash transfer programme beneficiaries to sustainable and resilient households by improving their food security, economic resilience and nutrition and health.
He said the project has reached out to 6 000 households, adding that they created awareness on savings and loans, climate smart agriculture, nutrition and health and mindset change.
“We have established 105 savings groups and they have mobilised K33 million. The project seeks to graduate 2 188 social cash transfer programme beneficiaries in Mulanje,” said Kazombo.